Windward analysis : Marine accident round up 19th June 2018

General cargo ship Sandettie (IMO 9214018) ran aground off Scheveningen at the South Beach during the evening of June 14th. The ship floated again on June 15th at 02:00, and then dropped anchor on Katwijk anchorage. 2004-built, Netherlands-flagged, 2,088 gt Sandettie is owned by Sandettie and managed by Wagenborg Shipping CV, both of Delfzjil, Netherlands. It is entered with UK P&I Club (Area Group London L3) on behalf of CV Scheepvaartonderneming Sandettie.

Windward Take: Navigational Error

This was the Sandettie’s first visit to the port of Scheveningen. Our analysis shows that it sailed outside the defined Port Waiting area at a speed of 7.4Kn. It came to a stop when it ran aground in a no-anchoring area just outside the port. The ship’s reported draft was 4.4m with water depth of around 5m. It was the only vessel to sail this course. Indeed, no other ships sailed through this particular spot. The weather conditions were fine. All this points to some kind of navigational error. It’s also worth noting that the ship’s last reported destination was the Port of Pasajes in Spain.

Screenshot showing Port Waiting Area and NO Anchoring area: Source: Windward

Screenshot of traffic analysis, showing that no other vessel sailed through the same spot as the Sandettie during June 2018: Source: Windward


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